Matcha energy balls are pretty much the perfect snack. These tasty matcha balls have a satisfying combination of protein, good carbs, healthy fats, and are high in fiber. … Also, energy balls are portable, so they are the perfect healthy on-the-go snack before or after your workout!
This is my go-to recipe for an easy, healthy, no bake matcha green tea energy balls that your whole family will love.
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Matcha Energy Balls Recipe
Matcha Protein Balls Ingredients
If you’ve never made energy bites before, they usually start with the same types of ingredients: nuts, nut butter, fruit, and something to bind everything together. These matcha energy balls also call for matcha powder, which makes them extra delicious if you’re a tea lover.
To make these green tea energy bites you’ll need:
- almond meal or coconut flour
- vanilla extract
- almond butter
- unsweetened shredded coconut, divided (sometimes labeled desiccated coconut)
- matcha powder – I like this one
Not shown in this recipe, but if you want to bump up the protein content in these, you can add about a tablespoon of protein powder. (I like vanilla, but you could try chocolate for a different taste.)
How to Make Matcha Energy Balls
This tea-loving take on the traditional energy bite is a quick and easy no-bake recipe. The one thing that you will need however is a food processor, which pretty much does all the chopping and blending in this recipe.
Step 1: Chop the Pistachios
Add the pistachios to the food processor and pulse a few times until they’re broken down into small pieces. No need to grind them up finely yet.
Step 2: Add in Ingredients and Process
After roughly chopping the pistachios, add the dates, almond meal, vanilla, almond butter, matcha, protein powder if desired, and half of the coconut.
Make sure to divide the coconut in two parts since you’ll be rolling the finished matcha balls in more shredded coconut at the end.
Pulse a few times until ingredients are blended, then process until it looks like small crumbs and all the ingredients are well combined.
Step 3: Form into Balls
Place the remaining shredded coconut into a shallow bowl.
Next, taking about a tablespoon of the mixture at a time, roll into a ball, then roll in shredded coconut. Place on a baking sheet.
Step 4: Chill and Enjoy
Place the baking sheet into the freezer for 30 minutes. Once chilled, store in an airtight container either in the fridge or freezer.
Enjoy! Whether you’re fueling up for a workout or just having a snack, they’re delicious!
- 1/3 cup pistachios
- ½ cup medjool dates
- ½ cup almond meal or coconut flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut, divided
- 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder, optional
- Place pistachios in food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.
- Add in dates, almond meal, vanilla, almond butter, matcha powder, one half of the coconut, and protein powder if desired. Pulse until well combined and crumbly.
- Place the remaining coconut in a shallow bowl for rolling.
- Taking a tablespoon of the mixture at a time, roll into a ball, then roll in shredded coconut. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture.
- Chill in the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator.
As listed in the recipe, protein powder can be added for an extra boost. Vanilla protein is my favorite, but you could try any flavor you like to see if it suits you.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate. Calculate your own nutrition values for the most accurate information based on your ingredients.